Appendix 5 - public sector agencies and authorities workforce demographics

Women, men, youth and mature workers in public sector agencies and authorities

Representation of women and men 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

No. of employees

153 582

159 033

161 483

166 741

170 624

No. of women

103 034

106 972

108 960

113 252

116 569

No. of men

50 548

52 061

52 523

53 489

54 055

Women as % of all employees

67.1%

67.3%

67.5%

67.9%

68.3%

Estimated women FTEs as % of all estimated FTEs

62.0%

62.2%

62.3%

62.8%

63.3%

No. of youth (under 25 years of age)

10 153

10 499

10 029

10 355

10 323

Youth as % of total employees

6.6%

6.6%

6.2%

6.2%

6.1%

No. of mature workers (45 years of age and over)

75 021

78 560

80 535

83 502

85 585

Mature workers as % of total employees

48.8%

49.4%

49.9%

50.1%

50.2%

Note: Estimated FTEs are calculated by counting each full-time employee as one FTE and each part-time and casual person as a 0.5 FTE. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

Women and men in public sector agencies and authorities

Employment type - women and men 2008 – 2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Permanent women

63 230

67 149

69 445

70 795

74 089

Permanent women as % of all women

61.4%

62.8%

63.7%

62.5%

63.6%

Permanent men

37 942

39 206

39 604

39 938

40 329

Permanent men as % of all men

75.1%

75.3%

75.4%

74.7%

74.6%

Part-time women

40 155

42 099

43 130

44 484

45 920

Part-time women as % of permanent and fixed-term women

49.2%

49.2%

49.3%

49.2%

49.1%

Part-time men

6 365

6 423

5 939

5 951

6 230

Part-time men as % of permanent and fixed-term men

14.4%

14.1%

12.9%

12.8%

13.2%

Women in management in public sector agencies and authorities

Distribution of women 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for women

61

60

62

64

64

Women as % salary ranges 7-10

33.7%

32.9%

36.0%

37.4%

37.9%

Women as % salary ranges 9-10

26.4%

26.6%

26.0%

27.5%

27.8%

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

Women in the SES 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

People in the SES

384

382

412

433

477

Women in the SES

139

96

111

114

131

Women as % SES

36.2%

25.1%

26.9%

26.3%

27.5%

Women in management in public sector agencies and authorities

Women in the management tiers 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total in tier 1

120

122

126

123

123

Women in tier 1

28

28

33

32

33

Women as % tier 1

23.3%

23%

26.2%

26.0%

26.8%

Total in tier 2

620

643

686

685

658

Women in tier 2

210

218

218

215

203

Women as % tier 2

33.9%

33.9%

31.8%

31.4%

30.9%

Total in tier 3

1 725

1 720

1 706

1 822

1 859

Women in tier 3

578

575

601

663

678

Women as % tier 3

33.5%

33.4%

35.2%

36.4%

36.5%

Note: The number of CEOs may not match the number of agencies where one CEO is managing two organisations. The Botanic Gardens Parks Authority has an acting CEO while also including the current CEO who is assisting the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia at present, this will also affect the results. Two other government agencies currently do not have a CEO, the board handle the decision-making process.

Indigenous Australians in public sector agencies and authorities

Representation of Indigenous Australians 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

75 153

78 353

88 729

96 892

104 818

Employees surveyed as % total

48.9%

49.3%

54.9%

58.1%

61.4%

Indigenous Australians

2 496

1 775

2 127

2 533

2 769

Indigenous Australians as % employees surveyed

3.3%

2.3%

2.4%

2.6%

2.6%

Permanent employees as % total

65.9%

66.9%

67.5%

66.4%

67.1%

Permanent Indigenous Australians as % all Indigenous Australians

67.5%

69.4%

71.3%

70.7%

70.7%

Note: The data on Indigenous Australians relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

Indigenous Australians in public sector agencies and authorities

Distribution of Indigenous Australians 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for Indigenous Australians

39

63

48

39

40

No. of Indigenous Australians in salary ranges 7-10

114

93

103

110

122

All employees as % salary ranges 7-10

10.2%

9.1%

10.4%

10.9%

10.8%

Indigenous Australians as % in salary ranges 7-10

4.6%

5.2%

4.8%

4.3%

4.4%

No. of Indigenous Australians in salary ranges 9-10

13

10

9

11

14

All employees as % salary ranges 9-10

3.4%

3.2%

3.1%

3.6%

3.3%

Indigenous Australians as % in salary ranges 9-10

0.5%

0.6%

0.4%

0.4%

0.5%

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

Indigenous Australians in the SES 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Indigenous Australians in the SES

4

4

3

3

2

Indigenous Australians as % SES

1.0%

1.0%

0.7%

0.7%

0.4%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in public sector agencies and authorities

Representation of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

74 578

78 712

89 020

97 362

105 130

Employees surveyed as % total

48.6%

49.5%

55.1%

58.4%

61.6%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds

9 227

10 113

10 629

11 545

12 112

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % employees surveyed

12.4%

12.8%

11.9%

11.9%

11.5%

Permanent employees as % total

65.9%

66.9%

67.5%

66.4%

67.1%

Permanent people from culturally diverse backgrounds as % all people from culturally diverse backgrounds

72.0%

73.5%

73.8%

73.1%

73.6%

Note: The data on people from culturally diverse backgrounds relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in public sector agencies and authorities

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression. Data from 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

Distribution of people from culturally diverse backgrounds 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for people from culturally diverse backgrounds

140

155

129

134

132

No. of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in salary ranges 7-10

1 387

1 481

1 471

1 763

1 790

All employees salary as % ranges 7-10

10.2%

9.1%

10.4%

10.9%

10.8%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % in salary 7-10

15.2%

14.6%

13.9%

15.3%

14.8%

No. of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in salary ranges 9-10

470

499

441

648

599

All employees as % salary ranges 9-10

3.4%

3.2%

3.1%

3.6%

3.3%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds as % in salary ranges 9-10

5.1%

4.9%

4.2%

5.6%

4.9%

People from culturally diverse backgrounds in the SES 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Indigenous Australians in the SES

30

26

27

26

30

Indigenous Australians as % SES

7.8%

6.8%

6.6%

6.0%

6.3%

People with a disability in public sector agencies and authorities

Representation of people with a disability 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Employees surveyed

73 048

75 142

87 805

95 548

103 209

Employees surveyed as % total

47.6%

47.2%

54.4%

57.3%

60.5%

People with a disability

3 058

2 077

2 490

3 221

4 004

People with a disability as % employees surveyed

4.2%

2.8%

2.8%

3.4%

3.9%

Permanent employees as % total

65.9%

66.9%

67.5%

66.4%

67.1%

Permanent people with a disability as % all people with a disability

81.9%

77.1%

73.1%

68.5%

63.4%

Note: The data on people with a disability relies on self-nomination. It is therefore possible that these results may underestimate the true number. Data for 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

People with a disability in public sector agencies and authorities

Distribution of people with a disability 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Equity index for people with a disability

119

132

112

101

106

No. of people with a disability in salary ranges 7-10

400

278

344

426

519

All employees as % salary ranges 7-10

10.2%

9.1%

10.4%

10.9%

10.8%

People with a disability as % in salary ranges 7-10

13.1%

13.4%

13.8%

13.2%

13.0%

No. of people with a disability in salary ranges 9-10

64

70

79

97

134

All employees as % salary ranges 9-10

3.4%

3.2%

3.1%

3.6%

3.3%

People with a disability as % in salary ranges 9-10

2.1%

3.4%

3.2%

3.0%

3.3%

Note: The equity index is a measure of compression at the lower salary ranges of the public sector. An index of 100 indicates no compression. Data for 2008 to 2011 may be different in the 2012 report compared to previous years due to one or more agencies updating their historical data.

People with a disability in the SES 2008-2012

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

People with a disability in the SES

17

7

6

10

12

People with a disability as % SES

4.4%

1.8%

1.5%

2.3%

2.5%


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